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'Renegade Pharmacist' infographic stirs Coca-Cola health debate

The infographic claimed to show what happens to the human body in the minutes after consuming a can of Coca-Cola. Yet some media outlets say it has its facts wrong. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am PDT

Clinton communications director scolds The New York Times over 'emailgate'

Clinton comms chief Jennifer Palmieri posted a letter to New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on the campaign's website this week. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am PDT

Watch: What 2015's 'big six' PR crises can teach us about crisis communications

From Rachel Dolezal to Rolling Stone's retracted UVA rape exposé, Solomon McCown & Company President Ashley McCown explores six of the year's most notable PR crises. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am PDT

Nearly 9 in 10 PR pros say they wouldn't rep Cecil the Lion's killer

The vast majority of respondents to a poll on PRWeek US said they would not provide crisis communications support to embattled dentist Walter Palmer. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 7.31.2015

Beijing picked for 2022 Winter Games; Zimbabwe official wants Minnesota dentist extradited; MSNBC shuffles lineup; Victoria Taylor's new gig. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am PDT

Grayling announces global creative and digital appointments

Grayling has announced two senior promotions to the new roles of global creative director and global head of digital marketing. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 3:25 am PDT

Chime Communications agrees to sell to WPP and Providence for £374m

A consortium of WPP and private equity firm Providence has had its offer to acquire sports marketing and comms group Chime Communications for £374m accepted. Read entire article
31 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am PDT

Zeno Group Malaysia appoints Suffian Rahman as creative director

Appointment follows ex-Dentsu exec Tony Ray Pereira being named executive creative director in Singapore. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 10:07 pm PDT

Reddit vet Victoria Taylor joins WeWork as first digital community lead

Taylor announced her new role at WeWork in a post on Reddit. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am PDT

Yelp removes barrage of 'media-fueled' reviews against dental practice owned by Cecil the Lion's killer

"Yelp reviews are required to describe a firsthand consumer experience -- not what someone read in the news," according to its guidelines. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am PDT

Kroger's first female corporate officer exits after 18 years

Lynn Marmer, group VP for corporate affairs, will retire early next year. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am PDT

7 things to look for in the first Republican debate

Ten candidates seeking the GOP nod for president will square off next week for the first time in Cleveland, Ohio. Here's a guide of what to watch when they take the stage. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am PDT

Professional sports PR: It's not all fun and games

New York Yankees PR leader Jason Zillo is responsible for much more than media impressions. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am PDT

Lessons learned from Cannes Lions will fuel PR's success in near future

The takeaways from this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that will impact the PR world. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am PDT

The 7 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 7.30.2015

40 Under 40 2015; J Austin ends work for Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the Lion; Rolling Stone managing editor to step down. Read entire article
30 Jul 2015 | 3:41 am PDT

WPP and Providence launch £350m bid for Chime Communications

A consortium of WPP and American private equity firm Providence has launched a bid to buy Chime Communications for around £350m. Read entire article
29 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm PDT

Malaysia Airlines and Boeing issue guarded statements over possible MH370 wreckage

The missing flight vanished at night over the South China Sea last March with 239 people on board Read entire article
29 Jul 2015 | 6:59 pm PDT

J Austin & Associates ends work with Cecil the Lion's killer after one day

Walter Palmer, the dentist that has been identified as having killed Cecil the Lion during a hunting trip in Zimbabwe, hired J Austin & Associates on Tuesday. Read entire article
29 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm PDT

Edelman and United Entertainment Group expand global sporting event offering

Edelman and United Entertainment Group amplified the offering in anticipation of next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Read entire article
29 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am PDT

William Grant, Aloha veterans launch The Speakeasy Agency

A roster of seven brands from William Grant & Sons will be the agency's first client. Read entire article
28 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm PDT

Multinational companies give rise to mature PR industry in Bogotá

Miguel Herrera, market leader at Burson-Marsteller Colombia, says the arrival of multinational companies has given rise to a mature PR industry
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1 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm PDT

Kansas City rallies to keep young PR talent in town

Trozzolo Communications Group VP Joshua Brewster discusses how a spirit of togetherness imbues the city’s business and comms sectors
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1 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am PDT

Santiago PR pros strive to improve private sector's image after scandals

Pelayo Bezanilla, public affairs and comms manager, Coca-Cola, says PR professionals are hot to improve the reputation of Chile's private sector.
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26 May 2015 | 8:41 am PDT

Stockholm flexes its digital muscles

Digital strength and international relations are at the heart of doing business in Stockholm.
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24 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm PDT

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT

Spotlight: Moscow

Nazim Turdumambetov, corporate communications head, Philips Russia and CIS, discusses the rise of digital and PR's transformation in Moscow.
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30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am PDT

Spotlight: Los Angeles

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm, details how the city's entertainment scene makes LA a highly energetic, but competitive, marketplace for PR pros.
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29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am PDT
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